Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken sheds light on newsgathering at physical and virtual events, and changes in FC edit coverage brought on by Covid and other factors. Interview was conducted July 2020.
Like us all, The Information's Kevin McLaughlin is trying to cope with Covid's impact on his daily routine. The veteran newsgatherer misses face-to-face interactions with his colleagues. He too has his views on the value of virtual events.
Barron's associate editor Eric Savitz weighs in on virtual events -- those from Barron's and others -- and what it might take for them to succeed. One thing is for sure, Eric says: "People are trying to make them work."
Timothy Prickett Morgan, editor of The Next Platform, discusses his views of virtual events, why editors mingle in the first place, and how to get his attention in the era of Covid. Interview was conducted July 2020.
If it wasn’t before, Fast Company’s Work Life section became perfectly positioned when legions of readers began working where they lived and living where they worked. “I will say what our editor-in-chief, Stephanie Mehta, has said about Work Life, which is, it’s table stakes for us,” says deputy editor Kathleen (Kate) Davis.
“Pitch the reporters but study the analysts” has been our mantra for a while now. In that spirit, we recently checked in with Constellation Research founder R “Ray” Wang, who has been busy presenting to clients -- and listening to them, too.
Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca is one of the many editors who shared their thoughts about the impact of Covid-19 and how PR pros should proceed. Since Andrew answered so generously, we decided to present his thoughts as a separate piece. In short, Andrew is an optimist.
Imagine overseeing 350 reporters at a time like this. Business Insider global EIC Nicholas Carlson doesn't have to imagine it because he does it every day. In a phone interview conducted Mar. 25, Nicholas (who goes by Nic) shared details galore on how BI is operating -- and it's pretty darn well given the circumstances.
Alex Wilhelm is back at TechCrunch. Four years away have changed him. "I'm in different physical shape these days," he says from his WFH studio in Rhode Island. "I'm a lot thinner. I don't drink anymore. I'm a less aggressive, kinder person than I was. And I know a lot more."
If you've got something to say to ad tech and marketing pros, you'll want to check out Velocitize, a little-known marketing site published by WP Engine Inc. Its new editor, Eileen Smith, is rethinking the publication and is willing to hear from you.